Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR and "HARDCORE ZEN TOUR: The Movie" Saturday at Hill St. Center

Happy New Year!

Hope your year is wonderful. I'm busy doing a half-assed version of 大掃除, which is pronounced "oh-so-ji"and means "big cleaning." It's something you do on New Year's in Japan. You clean up every damn thing in the house. I'm not going quite that far, but I'm doing some special cleaning tonight. Which is why this is gonna be short.

Today I finally watched Sike Sillanpää's film "Hardcore Zen Tour," a 30 minute documentary about my tour of Finland this summer. I'm really impressed. Sike followed me around almost 24/7 while I was in Finland this August filming every damned thing I did. He cut the footage into a 30 minute piece that he is trying to get exhibited in Finnish TV and elsewhere. I really love it.

For those of you who wondered, we will have our regular Zazen thing at Hill Street Center on Saturday, January 2nd starting at 10 am. The complete info on how to get there and all that is at the link over to your left that says Weekly Zazen Classes on Saturday Mornings (or just click on those very words in this very sentence).

I'm guessing we won't have a lot of people this coming Saturday. But for those of you who do show up, as a special treat I will show the movie! So be there if you wanna see it.

OK. Gotta go now.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

One!

Fun!

Swami Iconoclast said...

His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on the Bible.

Anonymous said...

lonyli


Thanks for your help during this year Brad


Glad the comments are back and that you are responding to them

your responses to me here have been most helpful

Howze the car situation working out?

Smoggyrob said...

Hi everyone:

Happy New Year! I thank all of you for teaching me zen over the internet in 2009, and wish you all the best of luck in 2010. Party like it's 2013!

Rob

singwirl said...

Rob: We are lucky to have you as a dharma pal. If you were here now I'd offer you a sauerkraut ball.

Michael James Gibbs said...
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Michael James Gibbs said...

Brad, did you mention Dr. Creep, the host of Shock Theatre, in one of your older blog posts? I was just wondering because I'm thinking about going to Horrorhound Weekend (http://horrorhoundweekend.com/shows/201003/default.aspx), and Dr. Creep is going to be there.

Michael James Gibbs said...

My bad...Dr. Creep's Shock Theatre was on the local network in Dayton, Ohio. I'm pretty sure you mentioned Son of Ghoul, who hosted late night horror movies on the local Akron station. SOG is going to be at HorrorHound Weekend too.

Harry said...

Happy New Year, Brad, and to all in these here parts.

Regards,

Harry.

aumeye said...

I am slipping in for barely a moment - here and on Gniz's blog - to wish us all many delightful moments in 2010. Happy New Year.

Mysterion said...

Akimashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!

It really means "congratulations on turning a leaf." But let the myths fall were they may. In these days of modern times, it is taken to mean "Happy New Year."

Whatever rings you bell works for me.

Mysterion said...

A better translation - for Japan-o-philes - is congratulations 'on opening' [a new day in a new year)].

Swami Beyondananda said...

Are you driving your own karma?

Do you have All States Karma Insurance?

Do beware the dogma?

remember: "Drive Your Karma, Curb Your Dogma."

When you're tempted to practice tantrum yoga, remember Swami Beyondananda's Absurdiveness Training class: "Don't get even, get odd."

Chris said...

any chance it will be on youtube?

PA said...

Happy New Year, Brad! And fellow comment makers :-)
Happy Zazen.

Uku said...

Chris,

documentary will be in Youtube pretty soon, Sike told me. We're gonna let you all know and I think Brad will do the same.

Peace,
Uku (executive producer; hahhaa, what a title!)

Anonymous said...

happy new year

mike d said...

Brad,
Thanks for all the help. (your books) I'm in the middle of an ending marriage,dieing grandmother. This last book couldn't have come on a better time for me. I'ts not going to be easy (for sure), but, I think seeing how you delt with things. I know I can implement those things in my own life.

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